The Mercian Evolution 0.6 HEX hockey stick features a 90% carbon construction with 10% fibreglass specifically applied under and over the carbon shell to aid ‘feel’ and durability in key areas. This provides a softer base layer and final top layer to protect the pure carbon from some of the damage caused to the stiff but brittle carbon fibres in areas of stress, such as the backhand zone. The m-gel and piezo-electric fibres harvest the energy (vibrations) created by strong hits and block the transfer back into the hands, enhancing some feel and playability. The HEX bend is a hexagonal handle giving unique positioning feel for the palm of the hand and fingertips. The handle flattens into the shaft giving enhanced stiffness because of the clear spine and also an identifiable backhand area.